The Philadelphia Flyers need to get the active roster to 23 by the start of the season.
They're at 26.
The Flyers got to that number when they sent center Scott Laughton and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Both, who were top candidates to start the season with the Flyers, will start in Lehigh.
The Flyers also waived veteran Zack Stortini. If he isn't picked up, he will join Laughton and Gostisbehere in Lehigh.
Regular season hockey may be a couple weeks away but the NHL is back and in game form.
The Flyers split their training camp roster in half, sending one group to the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario for a game against the Maple Leafs while the other half stayed home to host the Washington Capitals. The games resulted in a win at home and a shootout loss on the road.
The Flyers signed free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3 million contract on Tuesday.
The signing came after the announcement that Kimmo Timonen is being treating in his country of Finland for blood clots in his right calf and both lungs.
In 67 games with the Nashville Predators and the New York Rangers last season, Del Zotto scored three goals and 13 assists. His speed, size and offensive ability will help fill the void left by Timonen's injury.
The Flyers announced today that they will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season.
Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 prior to the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild, while Desjardins will join the group with a ceremony before the Thursday, February 19 game against the Buffalo Sabres.
"It's exciting to welcome Eric Desjardins, Eric Lindros and John LeClair into the Flyers Hall of Fame," said Flyers Chairman Ed Snider in the press release. "All three players helped define our teams in the 90s and early 2000s that went to a combined four Eastern Conference Finals and a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1997. This honor is well deserved."